pharyngeal spine

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pharyngeal spine

The point of attachment of the superior pharyngeal constrictor and its fibrous raphe on the inferior surface of the basilar part of the occipital bone.
See also: spine
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Furthermore, although the pharyngeal tubercle is the classic palpable landmark to verify the midline and the level of C1, intraoperative navigation aids in more exact localization of underlying pathology and may be especially helpful in cases where the anterior bony anatomy is altered by the disease process.